Picking a Path through the Concrete Jungle; Will the Latest Big Planning Scheme to Hit Merseyside Revive Struggling Areas or Repeat the Mistakes of the Past? Peter Elson Reports
Byline: Peter Elson
THE sixties are regularly recalled as a time of great music and fashion. But its other legacy, that of massive and often unwanted urban redevelopment is something many people do not want to see again in this country.
Yet as writer Keith Waterhouse is wont to remark, the council bulldozer is one piece of equipment that local authorities never seem to pension off. However, the temptation for sweeping renewal is difficult to resist, especially in run-down areas suffering long-term stagnation. Sorting out the chaff from the wheat is an arduous task. What could be easier that pulling it all down and starting again?
Yet we a redealing with people and seemingly depressed areas often cling to a sense of community that means much to those living there.
The launch of the Pathfinder project has promised a much more far-reaching, comprehensive and longer-term planning initiative for Liverpool. It will be on a scale not seen for severaldecades.
Pathfinder is a pounds 500mgovernment scheme concerning nine …
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Publication information: Article title: Picking a Path through the Concrete Jungle; Will the Latest Big Planning Scheme to Hit Merseyside Revive Struggling Areas or Repeat the Mistakes of the Past? Peter Elson Reports. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: July 15, 2003. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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